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Were You In The Air For Y2K?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:36 am

This thread: How Soon After 9/11 Did You Travel? (by Wrighbrothers Nov 16 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs) made me think of this. Were you in the air when the clocks rolled over to the year 2000?

My friend was on a flight from Japan to the US in a 747 and said there were about 6 people on the whole plane! He got plenty of exercise by walking laps around the plane  Big grin
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RE: Were You In The Air For Y2K?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:21 am

No. I´ve made a habit in recent years to spend New Year at home.

On that very occasion, I sat alone in front of my TV-set and watched the various "turn of the century" allover the world !
IIRC started with Sydney (which was afternoon of my time), then "went through" some Asian cities (especially Hong Kong). Then had a brief period of other viewings, before the "turn" reached Europe. I still remember that my TV-session lasted (at least) "until" Rio de Janeiro (early morning).
During that 24h-period, I was on the phone for several hours chatting with my sister (the longest session was about 2h during local midnight) - I hated that bill (no free calls over here !).
And it was freezing cold around my hometown.

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RE: Were You In The Air For Y2K?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:28 am

Ahh Y2K...

The Millennium bug fiasco... the media had people thinking all the clocks would stop, the internet would shut down, planes would fall out of the skies...
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RE: Were You In The Air For Y2K?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:30 pm

No.But Was Awaiting Two Aircraft on the Tarmec that were Flying at that time.Wondering what would occur.
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RE: Were You In The Air For Y2K?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:32 pm

I don't think there were a lot of flights on that night. I remember that KLM kept their planes on the ground.
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RE: Were You In The Air For Y2K?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:19 pm

yeah I remember that there arent many CX will fly before Y2K. They cancelled all their flight and waited for the next day.
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